PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

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CTMA Says Goodbye to MADELEINE

CTMA has announced that the veteran ferry MADELEINE (MarineTraffic) will be ‘dismantled’. She’s the former LEINSTER (1981).

In the meanwhile, a crew has arrived in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to bring the recently acquired ferry VILLA DE TEROR to Canada.

RFI’s New Ferry IGINIA Almost Completed

The trainferry IGINIA commissioned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana is being completed by the temporary association of companies composed by T. Mariotti and San Giorgio del Porto shipyards in Genoa.

The vessel is a one-way roro intended for the transport of railway carriages and wagons, passengers, wheeled vehicles for connections in the Strait of Messina.

The construction works started in 2019, after the technical launch took place in San Giorgio di Nogaro in September 2020 with subsequent transfer to Genoa. The ship has just completed a phase of activities in dry-dock that will see it return in a few months for the completion of works.

Later this year she will join her sister ship MESSINA and the rest of RFI’s fleet deployed in the Strait of Messina.

Technical Launch of RFI’s New Ferry IGINIA Successfully Completed in Italy

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The new ropax ferry ordered by Rete Ferroviaria Italia (Rfi) at San Giorgio del Porto and T. Mariotti shipyards, was successfully launched a few days ago with a load-out and float-off operation.

The ferry, suitable for the transportation of railway carriages, wagons, passengers and vehicles, will be deployed in the Strait of Messina.

The hull of the new unit is now heading from San Giorgio di Nogaro to Genoa, under tow by tug GIANEMILIO C. (MarineTraffic).

The construction will be completed in the coming months.

The hull is already equipped with engines, generators, propulsion machinery and systems.

T. Mariotti And Nuovi Cantieri Apuania Shortlisted To Build A Second Ro-Pax For Rfi

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Genoa-based T.Mariotti (together with the sister companies San Giorgio del Porto and Tecnavi) and Carrara-based Nuovi Cantieri Apuania are the two shipyards which submitted an offer to build a second ro-pax train ferry for RFI (Rete Ferroviaria Italiana).

The ferry is to be deployed in the Strait of Messina.

8 October was the deadline for submitting offers to build a sister ship of the MESSINA delivered by Nuovi Cantieri Apuania in 2013. Starting price is €53 million and construction time 495 days.

Apart from NCA and T.Mariotti no other shipyards submitted their offers according to RFI.

A final decision will be announced as soon as all the technical and economic evaluations of both the offers will be completed.